ANNE BISSON, PORTRAITS AND PERFUMES (DEP/UNIVERSAL MUSIC CANADA)
The latest edition of the Montreal Jazz Festival may be over now, but nothing should prevent you from making the good times last by listening to this surprising album by Anne Bisson. Not only does it reprise several great Jazz standards, but it also serves up Pink Floyd’s ‘Us and Them’ and The Beatles’ ‘With a Little Help From My Friends’! Well-supported by Guy St-Onge’s arrangements and production, as well as the presence of several renowned musicians, she has at her command a voice that is both buoyant and theatrical. A wonderful blend of atmosphere and color, Portraits and Perfumes is a pure delight to the ear.